Hi there! Welcome to the Jar Store Idea Center, My name is Susan and I blog over at Momcrieff.
I will be writing blog posts here, like this one, on how to make a hanging mason jar vase. My goal is to share ideas on how to use the jars and glassware sold at the Jar Store.
This is my favorite year round vase. I guess it’s because it’s off the counter and it doesn’t take a lot of flowers to brighten my kitchen. Below are the detailed and easy instructions for a hanging mason jar vase.
In the spring, all it takes is a pretty peony and some leaves for a brilliant splash of color in a room.
I originally bought one of these at a craft sale made with barn board.
But, barn board is hard to find. And if you do find it, the paint is old. You need to seal it in case the paint is lead based. Who wants that worry? Make one with a wood cutout from the craft store and use your own paint to perfectly match your decor.
The shaped piece of wood was only $2.39. I had lots of paint for the board so that was ‘free’. I chose white since it would be perfect on any wall in my home. My local hardware store is where I found the hose clamp. That’s the metal thing that goes around the jar to hold it to the wood piece. A piece of advice. When you go to the hardware store and you don’t know what something is called, take a picture of it. That way you don’t have to do charades in the middle of the store. A hose clamp is an inexpensive item and was $1.39 at my local hardware store.
- Wood piece (a small scrap or buy from a craft store)
- Fine sandpaper/sanding block
- Paint/stain for the wood
- Mason jar
- Hose clamp (take jar with you to get a good fit – yes, I have lots of fun stuff in my purse!)
- Picture hanger (the hardware people can help you there too!)
- Screw to attach hose clamp to
- Sand the wood to get rid of any rough edges.
- Paint or stain your wood to the color you want. Remember, it takes a while ’cause you probably need more than one coat. I did three thin coats and it took about 1 1/2 hours. Then I let it dry another 2 hours before creating with it. Painting tip! Put your painting project on some mason jar rings to dry. That way the edges wouldn’t stick to whatever you are painting on.
Construction tip. The wire hose clamp is made of a hard metal and the screw is too big to go through the space. I took a screwdriver and wiggled it in the space to make it bigger.
- You’ll notice that I also made a screw hole just by partially screwing in the screw and then taking it out. Just makes sure your screw doesn’t slip and that it’s put in the right place.
- Put your screw into the larger hole you have created on the hose clamp and then screw it into place.
- Slip your mason jar into the hose clamp and then tighten it.
- Hang on a nail on your wall, add water and pretty flowers and you are done!
- I’ve often also used mine for herbs. Especially in the winter when herbs are so expensive. Since the hanging mason jar vase is in the kitchen anyway, it works perfectly.
Quiz time! What’s the metal thingy that holds the jar to the piece of wood?
This is a really easy and fairly quick project that you will love! Make yourself more than one hanging mason jar vase.